Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl

Published by Puffin (first published 1972)

ISBN 0142404128 (ISBN13: 9780142404126)

 Charlie Bucket has WON Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory and is on his way to take possession of it. in a great glass elevator! But when the elevator makes a fearful whooshing noise, Charlie and his family find themselves in splendid orbit around the Earth. A daring adventure has begun with the one and only Mr Willy Wonka leading the way!

Charlie, Grandpa Joe and Mr Wonka use the great glass elevator to pick up Charlie’s parents and remaining grandaparents to bring them back to the factory, but things go awry, and they end up in orbit above the earth, where they encounter vermicious knids on the space hotel, save astronauts and the hotel workers (much to the US President’s delight).

They also face gnoolies and Minusland in an attempt to rescue one of the grandparents who took too much potion and ended up subtracting herself from existence!

Mr Wonka has once again shown that adventures aren’t just for kids, even the adults can join in the fun.

Another fantastical and whimsical story for young and old alike.


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